2018 Oklahoma Statutes
Title 70. Schools
§70-1210.194. Children afflicted with contagious disease or head lice.
A. Any child afflicted with a contagious disease or head lice may be prohibited from attending a public, private, or parochial school until such time as he is free from the contagious disease or head lice.
B. Any child prohibited from attending school due to head lice shall present to the appropriate school authorities, before the child may reenter school, certification from a health professional as defined by Section 2601 of Title 63 of the Oklahoma Statutes or an authorized representative of the State Department of Health that the child is no longer afflicted with head lice.
C. School districts and county or city-county health departments may enter into agreements under the Interlocal Cooperation Act for the purpose of providing assistance to the school district by inspecting children who are returning to school after an absence due to head lice to ensure that the child is no longer afflicted with head lice.
D. If a school district and county or city-county health department has entered into an agreement as authorized in subsection C of this section, upon written authorization of the parent or guardian of a child, the county or city-county health department may provide treatment to the child for head lice.
Added by Laws 1970, c. 225, § 4, emerg. eff. April 15, 1970. Amended by Laws 1984, c. 192, § 1, emerg. eff. May 14, 1984; Laws 1996, c. 43, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 1996.